Training

40 tips for nailing the Ironman marathon

You just swam 3.8km, Then cycled 180km. Wondering how you’re then going to smash out a decent marathon time? Fear not. Here to help you are some of triathlon’s fastest long-distance runners
17 August 2017 at 10:42

Why you should go for a bike ride the day before your race

Should you go for a bike ride the day before your triathlon? Yes says Nik Cook as it will get your legs ready for racing
16 August 2017 at 13:01

Free 6 week Olympic distance training plan

Racing an Olympic distance soon but short on training hours? Then follow our six-week plan for the time-crunched athlete
16 August 2017 at 12:02

How to peak for your 'A' race

From tapering your training to nailing your nutrition, Andy Blow explains how you can peak at the optimal time and achieve maximum results for all your hard work…
14 August 2017 at 11:29

5 not-so-serious rules for surviving swim training and racing

220's Martyn Brunt, with his own unique brand of humour, offers up five not-so-serious golden rules for those dipping a toe into triathlon waters
14 August 2017 at 10:02

8 lessons I learnt from my first triathlon

After one triathlon digital ed Debbie Graham is hooked on the sport. Here's what the triathlon newbie learnt from her supersprint debut
11 August 2017 at 15:34

Exercise-induced anaemia: what it is and how to avoid it

Exercise-induced anaemia is more common than you’d think – but it can be avoided… says Andrew Hamilton
10 August 2017 at 14:35

How valuable are physiological performance tests for predicting your Ironman potential?

220’s Staff Writer Jack Sexty headed to OTE’s Performance Centre for a full physiological test ahead of his m-dot debut in Lanza. but how well can lab numbers predict performance? Over to our lab rat…
09 August 2017 at 13:59

Transitions: The physiological changes your body goes through

Brick sessions are ideal for getting our body used to triathlon transitions, but what happens physiologically when you swap sports? Sarah Green, consultant rehab physio for Six Physio, explains...
07 August 2017 at 15:39

5 freestyle swim drills to improve your propulsion and feel

The propulsive phase is a key area of the swim stroke that’s predominantly executed below the surface of the water. Here, with the help of our underwater photo sequences, you’ll gain a clearer picture of the specific movements.
07 August 2017 at 12:20

Why can't I swim straight freestyle?

Struggle to swim straight in front crawl? It could be due to your technique, says Dan Bullock. Here he explains four possible causes...
07 August 2017 at 11:11

Ironman-distance triathlons: guide to 7 of the UK's best

In the UK we are lucky to have a whole host of triathlons, from super sprints to iron distances, to choose from. Here we share some tips and advice for racing 7 of the UK's favourite full distance triathlons
03 August 2017 at 14:09

How to become an Ironman age-group champion: 9 tips for success

At Ironman UK 2017 age grouper Brian Fogarty not only won his age-group, but was the fastest overall age-grouper AND had the quickest bike split (04:50:42) out of everyone - pros and age groupers alike. Not bad for an insurance salesman who has to combine his training with a full time job. His tri coach Matt Bottrill shares the secrets behind Brian's phenomenal performance
26 July 2017 at 12:56

7 off-road/quirky non-tri races to enter

All your races don't have to be triathlons. From racing horses to slogs and bogs, here are our favourite UK events that’ll help improve your fitness, skills and race savviness…
25 July 2017 at 12:19

Free 8-week 70.3 Training Plan

Racing middle distance triathlon in 2017? Want to smash your PB? Then follow our eight-week plan to reach the finish line faster
24 July 2017 at 14:35

Jan Frodeno's key Ironman training sessions and advice

Survival is often the name of the game in Ironman. But don’t resign yourself to scraping through just yet... Smash it instead with world record holder Jan Frodeno’s go-faster advice
24 July 2017 at 09:02

How do I stop feeling out of breath when swimming front crawl?

The most common mistake people make with their breathing in front crawl, or freestyle as it's often known, is thinking they need to take huge lungfuls of air, says Olympic open-water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne. Here she explains why, and how to overcome this.
18 July 2017 at 14:36  (1)

How to improve your breaststroke

200m Olympic breaststroke swimmer Molly Renshaw passes on her tips for improving your stroke
18 July 2017 at 10:39

Why am I slower swimming in a wetsuit?

Do you find swimming in a wetsuit actually makes you slower, rather than faster like it does for the majority of triathletes? John Wood has this advice
13 July 2017 at 14:42  (1)

How to swim in a current

During your tri career there’s a very good chance you’ll encounter currents in the open-water swim, which can impact your performance. Andrew Potter has this advice
13 July 2017 at 11:49